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This year, the first day of school was different than most. For the first time in SHS
patrons memories, the freshman were thrust into the new world of high school with
upperclassmen watching. Instead of orientation, new students and new teachers had
to stumble through their first day with everybody else. Southbridge High is still a
place of spirit and pride, of friendship and fun, and of academic and athletic
excellence. From the freshman stepping meekly over the threshold into our hallowed
halls to the seniors boldly striding to graduation, we all entered together as one and
because the "SHS family" eagerly turning towards the new year.
Edwin and Marieta enjoy being together even on
the first day of school.
Being together inevitable for the class of '96.
David, Miguel, Carlos and Edwin enjoy their first lunch on their first day back at school
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Eleni and Jennifer always have time to smile at the
Elena shows her enthusiasm of being back at school.
The Class of '96 is back!
Kaitlyn and Mileidy show that they like being Freshmen on their first day at SHS.
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Bobby Julian shows that he is shy to smile at the camera.
Kiley, Miranda and Gereen are a bunch of "Wi]d
and Crazy Girls"
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Mary Anne Anderson
Priscilla C. Gimas
Walter F. Gosk
SCHOOL COMMITTEE Row 1: Conrad Vandal, Linda Dani, Superintendent of Schools,
JoAnn Austin. Row 2: Steve Demers, Scott Lazo, Henry Simonelli, Richard Weeks, Gail
Hmielowski, Jeanne Turner, Christopher Martin
Patrick J. Loconto
Southbridge Credit Union
Ann C. O'ConneU
SCHOOL COUNCIL Row 1: Dave Bridgeo, Carl Wayman, Gerald Proulx. Row 2: Oscar
Rivera, Joseph Bialy, Jaime Pecore, Vivian Pickren, Barbara MacCauley.
Administration of Special
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Senior Class History
We started our high school careers with uncertainty and fear, as the seniors made it very clear
they were in charge. We elected class officers — President Lily Collazo, Vice President Jocelyn
Tallis, Secretary Hilary Dargie, and Treasurer Cristy Vallee. We managed to find an advisor, Mrs.
Lind, and started to plan for our first Thanksgiving Day Rally at SHS, We decided on the theme,
"The Trojan War," with Joel Rines debuting as Helen of Troy. Not knowing any better, we taped
our skit and performed it with no live narrators, but we did have some amazing special effects —
that is the infamous echo. We placed fourth in everything and were forced to watch the Class of
'95 win almost everything. Realizing the competitive nature of this rally, we looked towards
sophomore year with our new class advisor, the small but spunky Mr. Alan "Mouse" Beaudry.
With the stress of being freshman lifted, we began to look for our identity as a class. We revamped
the executive board and elected Chris Martin as President, Miranda Guardiani as Vice President,
Hilary remained Secretary, and Cristy Vallee as Treasurer. Driven by Mouse we became confident
in ourselves and papered the halls with posters made of free Flexcon, and soon realized that
sophomores has an "o" in it. We decided on the theme "Sophomore Swing" based on the movie
"Swing Kids" and began rehearsals under the direction of Gina. We learned how to swing dance
with the best of them, but our dazzling choreography and Niki's rendition of the Andrew's Sisters,
"Bei Mir Bistel Shien" failed to impress the judges — we placed third in the skit competition and
fourth in poster. Thus began our reputation for being the class that can't win anything. We proved
our reputation wrong, however, with our startling second place finish in the Winter Carnival, even
though Cristy was cheated out of her first place position in the limbo contest. We learned that year
to never underestimate ourselves, or the wiliness of the then present junior class and looked towards
our first year as upperclassman with anticipation.
We began our junior year with excitement and the drive to earn money for prom expenses. We
kept two of the executive board members, Chris as President and Hilary as Secretary, and elected
Kiley Payeur as Vice President and Rebecca Renaud as Treasurer. Mouse rallied us on in his second
year as our advisor. Our ego, bruised from all the past losses, was healed when we took the
Halloween Rally by storm and captured first place for the first time (thanks to the seniors rendition
of "Jingle Bells" and a guest appearance by the 'Jackson 5'). Skit meetings started and Nick Hemeon
led us through "The Pirates of the Pioneer" and we learned that our cheerleaders really were "those
kinds of girls" with the infamous bar scene and costumes. We learned to keep the theme more
clean-cut as we took third in skit and second in poster. The Prom Committee started to work its
magic with the "Reflections of the Orient" and spent most of our class' earnings. Mouse's classroom
was overrun with dragons and lanterns and MacDonald's became the class hang-out. The roads
became dangerous with overzealous newly licensed drivers, as many of us learned from the Driver's
Ed guru, Ray Petrelli. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we lost Mouse but gained the
equally small and spunky Ms. Laura Gallus. The year closed with a bang as Education Reform was
upon us and there would be no school sanctions for our senior year.
After a summer of collecting college applications and parties, we returned to SHS as proud
seniors. We wanted to make our senior year one to remember, and with the addition of Doctor
Hoogasian as a second advisor it would be hard to forget. There was a heated election between Chris
and Lily for the presidency and, by a slim margin, Chris was victorious. Jason "Creep" Roberts was
elected Vice President with the catchy campaign phrase: "Don't be sleeping, vote for Creepin'!!".
Noi Bounphasaysonh became Secretary, and Miranda returned to the executive board as Treasurer.
An involved decorating campaign began with the noticeable "Senior Walk of Fame." This year,
MacDonald runs took on a whole new meaning. We began planning our Senior skit, and decided
on "The Simpson's", which was full of guest appearances ranging from "The Jackson 5" to "The
Biggest Turkey of them All: Star Trek Boy!!" We took first place in the skit competition and were
robbed of first place in the poster competition by the Sophomore's OJ poster, but won first place
in overall spirit. With a first place from the Thanksgiving Rally finally under our belt, we looked
towards the remainder of the year with apprehension and excitement. Troubled by lack of school
sanctions and getting the senior class trip to Rocking Horse Ranch approved, overloaded with
college applications and essays, we wait for graduation when we will end our four years as SHS
students. We have left our mark, not only on the people, but on the school itself (remember the P. A.
system guys?) and will remember it not only a place were we learned about math and history, but
as a place where we learned about ourselves. Good-bye SHS, we hope you'll remember us as we are
today, confident and filled with "Pioneer Pride."
Most School Spirit
Sean Demers and Miranda Guardiani
Joel Trinque and Kiley Payeur
Luis Aviles and Noi Bounphasaysohn
Robert Dumas and Cynthia Arroyo
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Class Of 1996
Mike Prymack and Leigh Sinni
Steve Colon and Laura Hebert
Joel Trinique and Viki Lesniewski
Best Pick Up Lines
Marcos Rios and Heather Wentworth
Joey Erdmann And Christy Vallee
Christopher Martin And Regina Robo
Most Likely To Win An MTV Award
Joseph Lenti, Gereen And Grace Milner
Sergio Marcucci And Kristen Mandeville
Contributed Most For The Class
Jayson Roberts And Lilibette Collazo
Most Likely To Succeed
Christopher Martin And Hilary Dargie
Joel Trinque And Rebecca Renaud
Best Come Backs
Tim O'Brien And Kristen Mandeville
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Best CD Collection
Tim Smeltzer and Christina Majewski
Most Hazardous To Pedestrians
Marcos Rios and Lori Hwalek
Most Likely To Pick Up The Check
Bryan Stanley and Heather Loos
Heath McCullough and Tiffany Utakis
Luis A. Aviles
Class Officers: President-Christopher Martin, Vice-President-Jason Roberts, Secretary-Noi
Bounphasaysonh, Treasurer-Miranda Guardiani, Advisor-Laura Gallus, Not Pictured-
Public Relations-Lilibette Collazo.
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NICKNAMES: Tito, Lou,
Prince, Elvis, Cantintias AC-
TIVITIES: NHS 11, 12; Peer
Leader 9, 11, 12; UNITY 10, 11,
12; Multi Cultural Club, trea-
surer 11, 12; Prop Committee 9,
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10, 11, 12; Skit Committee 9, 10,
11, 12; Poster Committee 9, 10,
11, 12; Vocal Jazz Ensemble 12;
Concert Chorus 12; Select Cho-
rus 12; Tennis 12; Yearbook 12;
Peer Mediator 10, 12, 12.
GOALS: My goals are to go to
college, do what I want to do
doing my best, looking forward
and never turning back with the
Luis A. Aviles
help of God.
NICKNAMES: No. 1, Nooah,
Fortune cookie, annoying Noi is
noisy ACTIVITIES: Tennis 9,
Captain 10, 11, 12; Varsity
Cheerleading 11, 12; Student
Council 11, 12; Prom Commit-
tee 11, Class Secretary 12
GOALS: to be successful in con-
tinuing with my education and
enjoy what life has to offer. To
also stay in touch with all my
High School friends.
NICKNAMES: Stella ACTIVI-
TIES: Thanksgiving Rally 9, -
12; Prom Committee 10, 11
GOALS: To graduate, go to col-
lege and become a nurse. Then
get married and start a family,
but never forget my years at
SHS, and always remember my
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NICKNAMES: Stevie C, Stevie
Boy, Steve, Colon. Baby AC-
TIVITIES: Band 9-11; Chorus
10-12; Vocal Jazz Ensemble 10-
12; Select Choir 10, 1 1; UNITY
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12; Skit Committee 10-12;
"Bleacher Creature" GOALS:
My goals in life are to one day be
rich and famous and to enjoy life
to its fullest.
Steven J. Colon
NICKNAMES: Bonnie, Baby-
love, Chiquita ACTIVITIES:
Basketball 9, capt. 10; NHS 111
12; UNITY 12; Skit Committee
9, 10; Student Leader 9, 10, 11,
12; Independent banking 10, 11
GOALS: to live a happy and
fulfilling life. To graduate from
SHS and go to UCONN to be-
come a pharmacist. Then I can
have $$$, kids, and a great hus-
band. Not to forget all the
Southbridge "girls" that stuck
by me when I needed them. Love
Ya? Peace. Baby-love always
here for ya.
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NICKNAMES: Jul, Jules, Ju,
Juwee ACTIVITIES: NHS 11,
12; JV basketball; Cheering 9,
10; Prom Committee 10; Class
Skit 9, 10 GOALS: To live a
happy and fulfilling life to make
the most of each day, and to be
the best person I can be.
NICKNAMES: Chief, Hil,
Hilka, HeeWaaWaa, Cousy Hil,
H.J.D., Grack(le) ACTIVI-
TIES: Student Council 9, 10, 1 1,
12; NHS 11, 12; Class secretary
9, 10, 11; Varsity Math League
10, 1 1, 12; Student Leader 9, 10, .
VP 11, Pres. 12; Varsity.
Cheerleading 10, 11, capt. 12;:
Charity committee 1 1 GOALS:
To have a long happy and sue- •
cessful life. To never forget
K.M., M.G., C.V., K.P., B.S.,
T.O., N.B., J.S., L.B., CM.
ACTIVITIES: Prom committee
10; Student Council 11; March-
ing Band 9, 10, 11; Concert
Band 9, 10; Clarinet Choir 10
GOALS: I would like to finish
college and go to Law School.
When I am done Law School I
hope to become a lawyer.
NICKNAMES: D.J., Lace,
Chipmunk Cheeks, Fernie
Mernie, boogie, bug ACTIVI-
TIES: Chorus 9, 10; Softball 10;
Lip Synch Contest 10; Thanks-
giving Skits 10, 11, 12; Dancing
for Talent Shows 10, 12
GOALS: To get somewhat seri-
ous about life, become a Physical
Therapist and Travel around the
NICKNAMES: Jen, Giggles
#1, Jennie, Blondie ACTIVI-
TIES: Rainbow Girls; Home
Coming 9, 10 (at Oxford High)
GOALS: Go to college for Early
Childhood Education, and run
my own day care center.
NICKNAMES: Ferg, Fergie,
Mr. Brown ACTIVITIES: Foot-
ball 9, 10, 11, 12 pitch league 12
R.D. 11, 12, PAN MASS 11, 12
Ski Club 9, 10, 1 1, 12 Math team
12 GOALS: to make through
college, playing football, and be-
come a successful person and
never forget all the good times at
GOALS: Graduate from
Southbridge High School, Go to
college, Get a job, Get rich, Get
married, Live happily ever after.
NICKNAMES: Mandy, Guads,
Crooked Wonder, Orn ACTIV-
ITIES: Student Council 9, 10,
11, 12; Student Council Histo-
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10' Class Treasurer 12; National
Honor's Society 11, 12; Chorus
9, 11, 12; Select Chorus 11, 12;
Basketball 9, 10, 12; Ski Club 9,
10, 1 1 GOALS: To be accepted
to Notre Dame and "To live life
to it's fullest and have fun doing
NICKNAMES: Hebot, Jean
Bean, Ace, Beefcakes, Slimmy
ACTIVITIES: Basketball 9,
Field Hockey 9, 10, 1 1, 12, Soft-
ball 9, 10, 11, 12 GOALS: To
become a veterinarian and to
always remember my friends es-
pecially the Hi-5 (Snoop, Ace,
Big Mama, Beavis, Doc)
NICKNAMES: He-man, Nicky
ACTIVITIES: Chorus 9, 10, 11,
12 Jazz Chorus 10, 11 GOALS:
To become a world famous ar-
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Club GOALS: First I would like
to thank God for allowing me to
gain all my dreams, for being
with me in good and bad times.
My goals are to go into a good
college, become a professional,
be successful and to be someone
in this world who can make a
NICKNAMES: Hickey, Mel,
honeybee, brat ACTIVITIES:
Prom Committee, Thanksgiving
Rally (9-12) GOALS: To be the
best person I can possibly be, to
keep my head up high, to live a
happy and fulfilled life and to
never forget who my true friends
NICKNAMES: Loretta, AC-
TIVITIES: Band 9. 10, 11. 12;
Softball 9. 10, 11, 12; Field
Hockey 9, 10, 11, 12; NHS 11,
12; Ski Club 9, 10; Student
Leader 11, 12; Prom Committee
11; Public Relations co-chair-
person 10; Skit Committee 10
GOALS: To become a success-
ful Nurse and live a happy and
adventurous life, and never for-
get all the memories from SHS
with all my friends.
ACTIVITIES: Weekdays - go to
school. Goals: Someday, I'd like
to settle down with the right
person and be happy and have
NICKNAMES: J.J. ACTIVI-
TIES: U.N.I.T.Y. 12; Peer lead-
ership 12; Skit Committee-Pres.
12; GOALS: To be successful in
whatever I decide to do. Get
married and have a boy and girl
and most of all be happy.
NICKNAMES: Mel GOALS:
To get out of this town, go to
college, and never forget my
friends and the times shared,
and to be happy.
NICKNAMES: Niki, Chicki
Niki, Nickanoo, Sun Shine,
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cer 9, 10, 11. 12; Tennis 9, 10;
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Jazz Band 10, 11, 12; Expresso
Club 11, 12; Student Leader 9,
10, 1 1 GOAL: To graduate from
college, get a job at Baxter State
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t little cabin in the woods and a
1 summer home in P-Town. To
^^ always value Happiness more
NICKNAMES: "Mr. White",
"Freak", "The Freak of Na-
ture", "Natcha" ACTIVITIES:
Soccer 9 capt. 10, 11, 12; Base-
ball 9, 10, 11, 12; National
Honor Society 11, 12; Student
Council 10, 11; Pan Mass Chal-
lenge volunteer "Jimmy Fun"
10, 11, 12; Ski Club 11, 12;
Baseball 9; R.D. 11, 12; Intra-
mural Math Team 12;
U.N.I.T.Y. 12 GOALS: To
move on to better things but
never lose touch with The Dogs,
The Fellas and the Chicks.
NICKNAMES: Mr. Blonde,
Pasqual, Joe Joseppi, Lenti,
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Frank ACTIVITIES: Football
10, 11, 12; Baseball 9, 10, 12;
Basketball 9; Student Council 9;
National Honor Society; 11, 12
Math Team 12; RD 1 1, 12; Pitch
League 12; Ski League 11, 12
GOALS: To go to college and
live happily ever after.
NICKNAMES: Beavis, Vikers,
Perfect Petunia, Viks ACTIVI-
TIES: Field Hockey 9, 10, 11
capt. 12; Basketball 9, 10, 11, 12;
Softball 9, 10, 11, 12; Student
Leader 10, 11, 12; Skit Commit-
tee 9, 10, 11, 12; Poster Commit-
tee 9, 10, 11, 12; Prom Commit-
tee 1 1 GOALS: To be successful
in life and to remember the Hi-5
(Snoop, Ace, Big Mama, Beavis,
and Doc), and all the fun times.
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NICKNAMES: Dary GOALS:
My goals are to proceed into
college to study Criminal Jus-
tice. To go to basic training for
the National Guard this summer
and hopefully graduate from
high school and live a good,
NICKNAMES: Bean, "The
Bean", Nina, Neen, Beanee,
Beanzie, Chris ACTIVITIES:
Chorus grades 9-12; Skit com-
mittee grades 10-12; Tennis
grades 10-12; Tennis Capt. 12
GOAL: To make a difference in
the merchandising field. Hope-
fully do business internationally.
And to always keep in touch
with my friends and remember
all the good times we had.
NICKNAMES: Cousy K,
Pisten, Mauvaise ACTIVITIES:
Band 9, 10, 11, 12; Softball JV 9,
Capt. 10 Varsity 11, 12; Field
Hockey JV 9 Varsity 10, 11
Capt. 12; National Honor Soci-
ety Treasurer 11, 12; Ski Club
10, 11; Prom Committee 1 1; Skit
Committee Chair-person 10;
Public Relations Committee
Chair-person 10 GOALS: To
become a successful Physical
Therapist, live life to the fullest,
always follow my dreams and
never forget all my friends and
memories from SHS.
NICKNAMES: Mr. Orange
ACTIVITIES: Football 9, 10,
11, 12; Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12;
Student Council 9, 10; Peer Me-
diator 11, 12; Math Team 12;
Big Sandwich 12; RD 11, 12;
Pitch League 12 GOALS: Divi-
sion 3 Baseball Champions, Dis-
tricts, and then State. Go to
college and study athletic train-
ing/sports medicine. Keep in
touch with the Dogs, fellas,
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NICKNAMES: "D", Di,
Punky, Hips, Marzzten
GOALS: To go to college and
get my Bachelor's degree in Psy-
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tion. After college I would like
to travel, then eventually settle
down to a career in teaching.
NICKNAMES: Yoly and Yola
MEMORIES: All the rallies, my
good friends A.R., M.C., Y.L.,
and D.V. Going dancing with
my boyfriend and Friends. All
the good times with Negro. My
best teacher Mrs. Lind who al-
ways had good advice. And most
of all my son who always gives
me the motivation to go on.
Goals: To go to college to be a
registered nurse and to educate
my son well.
Grace and Gereen Milner
NICKNAMES: Gracie, Bullwinkle. and
Gruce Milner #2, and Gereen ACTIVI-
TIES: Chorus 9, 10, 11, 12; Select Chorus
10, 11 Choral 10 GOALS: To graduate
from college with my B.A. in English and
pursue a career as a elementary teacher; to
never forget A.Y., CM., C.V., G.M. (al-
ways), M.G.; all the good times we've had!
To live a long, happy life with Gerry, of
NICKNAMES; Reenie, Rocky, Reena,
Gangreen, Doreen, Gereen. G-Rine. Gerin.
Milner, Milna, GeKeen, Ginger, Green.
Tangereen, Milner #1, Grace ACTIVI-
TIES: Chorus 9, 10, 11, 12; Jazz Ensemble
10, 11; Select Chorus 10, 11, 12; Chorale 10.
11; Choreography 10. 1 1 GOALS: To teach
dance, have a wonderful family, and except
whatever the future brings.
NICKNAMES: Paks, Big
Momma ACTIVITIES: Student
Leader 10, 11, 12; National
Honor Society 11, 12; Prom
Committee 10, 11 (co-chairper-
son); Ski Club 9, 1 1, 12 GOALS:
To do well in college and in life;
and to always remember my four
years at Southbridge High with
all my friends, and especially
with the Hi-5 (Snoop, Beavis,
Doc, Ace, and Big Momma.)
NICKNAMES: Aim, Ames,
Aimbelina, Amykins, Parsnips,
Snippy, Parzych ACTIVITIES:
Skit 9, 10; Peer Leader 11, 12;
Chorus 12; Choral 12; Select
Chorus 12; Color Guard 12;
Raffle Committee 10, Yearbook
1 2 GOALS: To go to college and
become a Marine Biologist. To
make a lot of money and live in
a big house on the ocean.
Amy C. Parzych
NICKNAMES: Ki, KiPay,
Weed, Cousy, Ki, KiPie, Hips
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Cheerleading 9, 10, 11 Capt. 12;
Student Leader 9, 10, 11, 12;
National Honor Society Secre-
tary 11, 12; Student Council 9,
Class V.P. 11 GOALS: To be-
come a successful meteorologist
and live a happy and exciting
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Prymetime, Mikey ACTIVI-
TIES: Football 10, 11, 12; Bas-
ketball 9, 10, 11; Baseball 9, 10,
11, 12; Math Team 12; Pitch
League 12 GOALS: D-3 Base-
ball State Champs, Graduate
from college, be rich and die
NICKNAMES: Becky, Beks,
Snoop, CF, Rebecky, Turtle,
Hooker ACTIVITIES: Chorus
9; National Honor Society 11,12 j
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GOALS: To become a veterinar-
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ian, be rich, and to always re-
member the Hi-5 (Snoop, Ace,
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Gamin runs, my concert perfor-
mances, parties, and all of my
friends. I hope we always keep in
NICKNAMES: Jesus, Wolly,
Jorge, Rines, Face,
Rinenheimer, Fabio, God
GOALS: Just to be happy in
whatever I do, and to keep in
touch with all of my friends.
NICKNAME: Mr. Blue; AC-
TIVITIES: J.V. Football 9, Var-
sity Football 10, 11, Capt. 12;
J.V. Basketball 9, 10; J.V. Base-
ball 9; Bleacher Creature 9, 10,
11,12; Peer Leader 1 1, 12; Band
9, 10, 11, 12; Alliance Commit-
tee 12; Big Sandwich 12;
GOALS: To go to college and
have a long and prosperous life.
NICKNAMES: Omi ACTIVI-
TIES: Basketball (freshman
year) GOALS: After finishing
high school I would like to go to
college to make a good future, I
want to have a lot of money, nice
cars, and nice clothes. I want to
be successful in life and I want to
get married some day.
Nicknames: Creep, Dip Jay,
Creepin. Activities: Skit Com-
mittee 11 & 12, Prom Commit-
tee 11, Blood Drive 11 & 12,
Supply Committee 11 & 12,
Bleacher Creature Forever,
Class V.P. 12, Student Council
12, Varsity Football 12, Unity
12, Fashion Show '95, Varsity
Baseball 12, Yearbook 12.
Goals: By the time I'm 25, I will
be head of Victoria's Secret, live
in Hawaii, have a BMW,
Porsche, Range Rover, and own
the Detroit Lions. I also want to
remember the best night of life
(Prom '95), and hope to keep in
touch with everyone.
Nicknames: Reg-frina, Reg,
Freeni-Pop, Robo Cop, Reggie,
Strobotuner. Activities: Band 9
10 11 12, Jazz Band 10 11 12,
National Honor Society 1 1, Par-
liamentarian 12, Central Dis-
trict Band 10, 1 1, All-State Band
10, All-Eastern Band 11, S.H.S.
Drama Society 1112. Goals: To
create dangerous ideas and use
them for good, to get my PhD in
Physics and spend my life
searching the stars for intelligent
life; to always act with class and
dignity; and to boldly go where
no one has gone before.
Nicknames: Bu, Lis, Mousey,
Charlie, Chicken. Goals: To
graduate from Quinsigamond ■
Community College and major
in Secretary Office.
Nicknames: Magila gorilla,
Morgie, Petunia. Activities:
Chorus 9 ll, Skit committee 9.
Goals: To have a good life, go to
college. To always keep in touch
with my family and friends. To
achieve every one of my dreams
by working hard for what I
Ada M. Rosa
Nicknames: Rousse, Roussy,
Rooster, "O", Goofy, Goof,
Ruthless, Chris. Activities: Na-
tional Honor Society 11 12,
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cert band 12, Clarinet choir 9 10
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Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Pit
Band) 9. Goals: I hope I never
forget any of my great friends,
and that they have happy lives.
I also wish that I make all the
right choices and that I'm
Nicknames: Dickie, Grandpy.
Activities: Football 11, Basket-
ball 11 12. Goals: To become a
successful person in life. Have
lots of money and someday be-
come a famous person.
Nicknames: One-eyed LeLe,
Puppet, Bug, Pocahontas,
Hhanz, Precious, Peanut. Activ-
ities: J.V. Cheerleading 9, Var-
sity Soccer 10, Poster and Rally
Committee 9 10 11 12. Goals:
My goal is to go to Northeastern
University and become a
Paralegal. Also to go back to
Puerto Rico with Cynthia and
stay on the beach. My other
goals are to cooperate with
Madelyn and keep in touch with
my friends that were there for
me through it all.
Nicknames: Tim, Timmy,
Mithy, "Rip-A-Shot", Saabin.
Activities: NHS 11, 12,
U.N.IT.Y. 12, Peer Leaders 12,
Varsity Math League 11, 12, Ski
Club 10, 11, 12, The Fellas 10,
11,12, Skit Committee 9, 10, 1 1,
12, Prom Committee 10, 11.
Goals: To move on and make a
great living as an architect and
to never forget all the memories
with H.D. even though some
were bad. Thanks for being
there. Also to remember the fun
times at S.H.S. with B.R., L.P.,
C.V., M.G., L.B., The Fellas,
and everyone else. Sorry if I
forgot to mention you.
Nicknames: Lirpa, Aril, Ape,
Api Lee, Poopsykins Elmo. Ac-
tivities: Concert Band 9, 10. 11,
12, Marching Band 9, 10, 11, 12,
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Skit Committee 9, 10, Raffle
Committee 9. Goals: To be
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Also to have a great job in my
field, communications. To never
forget my friends, and to spend
the rest of my life with Chris
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Nicknames: Stan, Missle, Byron
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Buggin. Activities: Football 10,
1 11. 12: Basketball 9, Student
1 Council 12, Peer Leadership 12,
U.N.I.T.Y. 12, NHS 11, 12, the
1 Fellas 10, 11, 12, Ski Club 11,
J 12. Goals: To become successful
in whatever I do and always
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Hi 5, and all my other friends. 1
Nicknames: Nut, Paco, Nutty
Band, Freak, Jermy, Germany.
Activities: Ski Club 9 10, 11, 12,
Prom Committee 11, Skit Com-
mittee 9 10 11 12, Varsity Math
League 12, Fundraiser Commit-
tee 10. Goals: To live a long,
successful and happy life and to
always be with M.K.
Nicknames: Doctor Love. Ac-
tivities: Student Council 9 10 11,
Vice-President of Class 9, Exec-
utive Board 10 11, H.O.B.Y. 10,
W.L.C. 10, Field Hockey 9 10,
Tennis 9, Student Advisory
Board, 9 10 11, American Can-
cer Society 11. Goals: To travel
around the world, live in Italy
for a few years, become a famous
writer, be a college professor,
work in Japan (business), to live
happily in an estate with my
three kids and my wonderful
husband. Have a holiday in my
name and to get a motorcycle.
Oh yeah, to keep in touch with
Bridgeiii, Siouxsie, Sioux. Activ-
ities: Color guard captain 9 10
1 1 12, Yearbook 9 10, Skit Com-
mittee 9 10 11 12, Chorus 9 10
11 12, Chorale 10 11 12, Vocal
Jazz Ensemble 12, Select Chorus
11, 12, Tennis 10 11 12, Chorus
Council 11 12, Cheerleader 10,
Drama 9 11 12, Winter Guard
12. Goals: To remember all of
my friends an all the good times
at SHS and to continue doing
Color Guard at UMASS and to
survive boot camp.
Nicknames: Trem, Trembelina,
Tremmie, Nicky, Nickelodeon.
Activities: Band 9 10 11 12,
Drum Major 1 1, Field Hockey 9
10 11, Basketball 9 11, Captain
12, Softball 9 10 11, Captain 12.
Nicknames: Mitch, Mitchie,
Mickie, Meeshie, MAT. Activi-
ties: Band 9 10 1112, Chorus 12,
Softball 9 10 11 12, Basketball 9
10 12. Goal: Always remember
Tuna on the CB with AS and
CR. All the late night movies
with CR, RC, and JH. To be
happy and fulfill all my dreams.
Nicknames: Susan, Joe, Fool,
Mud, Brittany, Pumpkin, Beat-
nik B. Activities: Field Hockey
9 10, Softball 9, Band 9, 10, 11,
Jazz Band 10 11, Peer Leaders
11 12, Expresso Club 11 12.
Harry Connick Jr. Fan Club 9
10 11 12. Goals: To have a
home, dog, and a family and
most importantly rich. Also, to
always achieve my dreams and
never compromise them for oth-
ers. To always remember the
good times I had in high school.
Twinkie, C'est un Tranque,
Trinque, Yo'el. ACTIVITIES:
Baseball 9, 10, 11, 12; Basketball
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9, 10, 11, Capt. 12; Football 11.
Capt. 12; Peer Mediator 11, 12;
Band 9, 10, 11, Capt. 12; chorus
11, 12; Fashion show 11, 12
boxers; Jimmy Buffet 11, 12;
Yanni 11. GOALS: To be like
Dick Vitale, "Baby!" Have fun
and keep the fins flying till I die!
And hot lava on my feet in
Joel Andrew Trinque
Nicknames: Tiffy, Tiffster,
Sniffy Tiffy, Spice, Baby Doll,
and You Take This. Activities:
Yearbook 12, School Band 12.
Goals: To become an occupa-
tional therapist assistant, and
have a family.
Nicknames: Vallee-girl, Tsi-Tsi.
Activities: Student Council 9 10
Treasurer 11 12, Varsity
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Cheerleading 1 1 , Class officer
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Treasurer 9 10, NHS 11 Presi-
dent 12, Ski Club 9 10 11 12.
Goals: To live life to its fullest
and to attain my personal expec-
tations with happiness and suc-
Nicknames: Millie, Teddy Bear.
Activities: J.V. Basketball 9, Skit
Committee 9 10, Yearbook 12.
Goals: To finish High School
and to go to College, to make
something of myself, to have a
good and happy life. Peace be-
tween all the home girls of
Southbridge and to always love
and to always be loved by. Peace
and harmony from class of 96.
Nicknames: Bubbles, Rubber
legs, Fruitcakes and Rabid. Ac-
tivities: Ski Club 9 10 11 12.
Goals: To marry Scott Bailey,
join the Air Force and become a
radiological technician and have
Nicknames: Ali, Lois, Uli, Ali-
Cat, Ali-oop. Activities: J.V.
Cheerleading 9 10, Prom Com-
mittee 11, Skit and Poster Com-
mittee 9 10 11 12, Concert Cho-
rus 9 10 11 12. Goals: To fulfill
my own expectations and enjoy
life to the fullest, to never forget
my best friends-Bean, Grace and
Shannon. To be a reporter for
the "Hot-Shots" and to leave
Southbridge . . . but to never
lass Of 1997
Row 1: Treasurer Elena Nina,
Secretary Alexandra Vargas,
Advisor Mrs. Carlson. Row 2:
Vice President Donald Wise,
President Jacob Wayne. Missing:
Advisor Mr. Cournoyer.
Patrick St. Jean
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lass Of 1998
Row 1: Secretary Stephanie
Madore, President Tok
Bounphasaysanh. Row 2: Advisor
Mrs. Staffieri, Treasurer Jonathan
Julian, Vice President Oscar
Rivera, Advisor Mr. Winters.
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Executive Board of Fre< ^man Class Row 1 : Mr. Lehner, Mary Bounphasaysohn, Namone Khamphavong,
Ms. Colwell. Row 2: Jai et Rizner and Stephen Staffieri.
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Academics here at SHS are of high
value. Many students work along with
their teachers to perform their best! Stu-
dents here know that academics come
first. Any student can tell you that.
Students, however aren't the only ones
who deserve credit. Teachers are always
willing to stay after school and help
students. Many teachers let the kids
enjoy learning by making SHS fun.
Viki Lesniewski, Becky Renaud and Laura Paquin share Class time with a picture.
Adam Travinski and Matt Staffieri wait for the
Chris Martin works hard to find the answer in Michael Lamothe finishes the day with a good teacher's instructions,
math class. book.
A group of seniors find time for work and play
Shantell Blais skims through the chapter befo
taking a test.
Jessy Plouffe listens intently during class.
Jeremy Taro and Tony Kulesza have just finished Nikki Anctil goes over her papers for Ms Swiacki's
a long period of French. Writing Workshop class.
A new bunch of freshmen enjoy being at SHS.
Sean Cronin diligently finds the answer.
Patrick Couture tries for the winning position in
the limbo contest.
Leslie Ferguson limbos with finesse.
Who's that good looking girl sitting with all those
On October 27, 1995, Southbridge
High students dressed-up and had a rally
to celebrate Halloween. Starting at 7:30,
students came into school as witches,
hillbillies, nerds, pirates, and almost
anything you can think of. Students were
able to wear their costumes throughout
the day. After lunch, all of the students
gathered in the gym for a rally. There
were prizes given to winners for best
costume, toilet paper wrapping, bagel
eating, and the limbo. The rally was put
on by the Student Council and many
students participated in something. It
was a great day!
The freshmen love showing their spirit to their fellow classmen.
Marcos Rios likes to show a little Buffet sty
, . . . , . , . , , Joey and the guys like to sit back, relax, and enjoy
ia Salce makes it under the limbo stick once Angela and Tok show their school spirit and dress , .
in. up for halloween.
A group of seniors are all smiles when the camera comes around to them.
inkenstein comes back to watch the SHS stu-
its have some fun.
Halloween r? 67
Seniors Ruben Lopez, Erik Gemboski and Steven Colon come together to show their SHS spirit.
Rallies here at Southbridge High are
something everyone likes. There were
many rallies this year. Students get
psyched up at rallies, and cheer our
teams on to win at the games. We hear
from the captains, the coaches, and the
faculty. Excitement is in the air at rallies
and we all support each other for fun and
to cheer the teams on to win the game!
Jayson Roberts and Bryan Stanley congratulate
each others' hard work.
Members of the soccer team applaud their teammates as the awards are given out.
Mr. Bialy gives
the students a pep talk before t r
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Patrick St. Jean shows his musical ability durinji
performance of the field show.
- . . . , , , ■ ■ Coach Santilli talks about the football team and
lly O Bnen and Elem Mandelenakis are con- Danielle and Chnssy lead the juniors in an encour- , .
tulated on a great field hockey season. aging cheer.
Lauren Trifone shows her stuff as the other cheerleaders lead the students in a cheer.
Fok and Jasmine show their spirit in a cheer.
Rallies n 69
Ms. Turkey takes her trip around the gym and
greets the student body.
The juniors' mural hangs in the gymnasium for the students to admire.
Has Nikki Dalton gone crazy!?
As a tradition, SHS classes perform
skits and have a great rally the day
before Thanksgiving to psych up our
football team to beat Bartlett. This year,
we had some great Thanksgiving Day
skits. The Seniors based their skit on The
Simpson's. The Junior class followed the
tradition of Ms. Turkey for their skit.
The Sophomore class decided to make
their skit about Bartlett on Trial. Lastly,
N -^ the Freshmen, who made their first skit
this year, decided on The Brady Bowl.
SHS Students like this rally the most of
Mary Bounphasaysonh stands in front of the ,vl
finished freshman mural.
add Vitt and Marsha Brady get ready for the T , _.„ , ,, ,. , fD ., „ Maggie Simpson shows her cute, baby ways.
J B J Judge Bita determines the verdict of Bartlett.
iben and Mr. Desroches enjoy the fun of paint
Thanksgiving r? 7 1
Nichole Morton and Patrick St. Jean join the line
and dance away!
Julie Terril. Migdalia Alicia, Jessica Rodriguez, and Kristen Sabatinelli posing for a picture.
The Student Council worked very
hard on making the Semi a success this
year. Just walking into the gym on
Thanksgiving Night made you feel as if
you were in a fancy place. Everyone
celebrated the victory over Bartlett, 30-
12. Captains Sean Demers, Marcos Rios,
and Joel Trinque gave up their captain-
ship to the newly elected captains for the
1996 season, Jake Dubruiel, Matt
Stoever, and Josh Trifone. Everyone
enjoyed the night!
Luis Aviles is twisting the night away.
Scott Feguson shows us that football players-;
The Student Council takes time out from dancing for a group photo.
72 r? Semi
Lacy Earnest and Liz Lemanski having a bl.liS
Semi Formal Dance
Jesus Molina and Sophy Rodriguez show off their
Laura Paquin and Frank Lenti love to dance.
Oscar Rivera talks with his date.
Coach Santilli and the team captains announce the upcoming captains for next year.
Is. Jowett and Mrs. Staffieri greet the students as
ley dance by.
Semi n 73
1st Row: Jason Roberts, Bryan Stanley, Scott Ferguson, Capt. Joel Trinque, Capt. Marcos Rios, Capt. Sean Demers, Sergio Marcucci, Mike Prymak, Joe Li j
and Jake Drubreuil. 2nd Row: Manager Andy Lamica, Mohammed Sherzai, Don Wise, Joe Laferriere, Ken Stewart, Josh Trifone, Matt Stoever, Tim Caouu ,
Mike Carpentier and Josh Stevens. 3rd Row: Mike Zaniewski, Mike Mantineo, Bryan Lomme, Carlos Maldonado, Tony Kulesza, Steve Prymak, Cd
Melendez, Miguel Morales and Anthony Alicea. 4th Row: Brandon Fitzgibbons, Josh Blanchet, Peter Billis, Edwin Beauchamp, Jesus Molina, Derek Jan. J
Matt Staffieri and Bobby Norris. 5th Row: Jonathan Houle, Angel Torres, Derek Wise, Jedd Trifone, Tony Machado and Adam Travinski. 6th Row: Assise
Coaches Mike Cournoyer and Frank Koumanelis, Head Coach Tony Santilli Jr. and Assistant Coach Tony Santilli Sr.
Hopes were high for the 1995 varsity team led by Head Coach Santilli Jr. and teijl
captains Shawn Demers, Marcos Rios, and all star/MVP Joel Trinque. After comiij
from two straight years of border conference championships, a winning season vi
more than hoped for, it was expected. And so, after weeks of back breaking doui I
sessions, the Pioneers were ready to charge.
Unfortunately, the first four weeks held more pain than glory for our migty
Pioneers who, when the dust had cleared held a somewhat surprising record of 1 .
But when it really mattered, the Pioneers proved to be down but not out, and wu
increased efforts all around they regrouped and marched on to win not only the mil
six games, but their third consecutive border conference title, displaying once age 1 }
the "Pride and Excellence" of SHS.
; iches Tony Santilli and Frank Koumanelis talk things over with QB Josh Trifone as they decide which Captain Marcos Rios calls the defense as his
: y to call next. players listen.
I ptain Sean Demers tosses the Bartlett QB as the Power back Joel Trinque gets tripped up after a
;fense looks on. short gain.
Ferg knocks 'em down
SHS roadster Jake Dubruiel turns on the burners.
host of SHS defensive men trample a Bartlett Pioneer Quarterback Josh Trifone hands the ball
Football n 11
THE COACHING STAFF AND TRI-CAPTAINS Row 1: Marcos Rios, Joel Trinque, Sean Demers.
Row 2: Coach Koumanelis, Coach Santilli, Coach Santilli Jr., Coach Cournoyer.
Josh Trifone hands off to 1,000 yd. rusher Matt Sergio Marcucci annihilates the Bartlett Quarter- "Bulldozer" Joel Trinque shows us how he knmis
Stover. back. heads around.
Scott Ferguson takes a dive as Matt Stoever runs by.
irissy Veshi gets her class pepped for the big
VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Row 1 : Tok Bounphasaysohn, Angela Aucoin, Sophy Rodriguez, Kiley
Payeur, Hilary Dargie, Julie Staffieri, Christine Veshi, Nicole Morales. Row 2: Michelle Paquin, Danielle
Meunier, Cynthia Arroyo, Christina Sake, Erin Learned, Noi Bounphasaysohn, Lauren Trifone.
Noi is excited about the rally.
Michelle Paquin yells, "Hey, Go Pioneers!"
Varsity Cheerleading r? 79
Jesus "Chuco" Molina charges down the sidelines Eddie Beauchamp throws another player to the
against Shepherd Hill. ground.
"Chuco" runs for a touchdown.
Big Steve Prymack hands off the ball to Jesus Molina.
The camera loves Chuco!
Coach Cournoyer and Shawn Paul yell the next play.
The proud Pioneers stand around to show off their trophy.
Angela Aucoin gets a boost from Danielle Meunier
to show their spirits.
Julie Staffieri shows her spirit off at a rally.
Coach Santilli congratulates Matt Stover on his good work.
Marcos Rios congratulates the team on a good job and wishes them luck on their big game.
Manager Andy Lamica
Football n 81
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SHS working aggressively
Anousak Savankham runs towards the ball.
Ben Bridgeo plays his hardest.
Jon Cournoyer heads the ball.
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VARSITY SOCCER Row 1: Jake Wayne, Phoutasone Ketnouvong, Jesse Plouffe, Erik St. Jean, Anoi
Savankam, Joseph Bounphasaysonh, Scott Bachand, Jonathan Cournoyer, Alison Trifone. Row 2: Frank Lenti, .1
Alicia, Brad Withington, Chris Dargie, Paul Delany, Eric Gemboski, Greg Choquet, Ben Bridgeo, NaM
Berthium, Justin Cournoyer.
Gordon Lammert going for the ball.
Anger is aggressively working to take over
Jason Proulx is running hard to get the ball.
JR. VARSITY SOCCER
Rob Julien getting ready to kick the ball.
1 - 3
2 - 1
Steve Snyder is showing us how to play.
VARSITY SOCCER Row 1: Mark Lataille, Shane Zachara, Angel Rodriguez, Michael Corriveau,
d Rios. Row 2: Allison Bombard, Joshua Vinyard, Jared Espino, Timothy Wayne, Larry Raymond,
ion Lammert. Missing from picture: Jason Anger, Rob Julien, Jason Proulx, Steven Snyder, Stephen
eri, Erik Zarazinski.
Joshua Vinyard is working hard for the ball.
JV Soccer n 83
Varsity Field Hockey
Carynne Thorn & Heather Dufresne wait to fend Laura Hebert shows the Uxbridge players who's Jennifer Lamontagne fights an Uxbridge player a
off an attack from the opposing team. boss of the field. the ball.
Senior Captain Kristen Mandeville
moves the ball downfield.
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY
Ewa Jachimczyk, Stephanie Madore, and Kelly O'Brien get ready to spring into
Senior Captain Viki LesnevH
prepares to score.
Varsity Field Hockey
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY Row 1: Laura Hebert, Amy Carpentier, Kristen Mandeville, J
Lesniewski, Jennifer Petro, Shannon Curran. Row 2: Jessica Giroux, Heather Dufresne, Kelly O'Bni,
Stephanie Madore, Jessy Jalbert, Lori Hwalek, Ewa Jachimczyk, Caryenne Thorn, Jennifer Lamonta i,
Eleni Mandelenakis, Allison Bartlett.
Islie Ferguson and Nicole Shown run to steal the . „ ., , , , ., - ., After a long game the J.V. girls get ready to go
6 Jessica Southard works her way down the field. , b B B ° ' °
J.V. Field Hockey
V. FIELD HOCKEY Row 1: Jessica Southard, Mary Bounphasaysonh, Allison Pickren, Kathy
ounphasaysonh. Row 2: Jessica Giroux, Rebbeca Giroux, Leslie Ferguson, Julie Taro, Namone
-hamphavong, Nicole Shown, Vanessa Vasquez, Allison Bartlett.
J.V. Field Hockey ft 85
Boys Varsity Basketball
Ben Bridgeo chases his opponent.
Joel Trinque stays open for the ball.
Ben Bridgeo calls the play.
BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL
69 - 73 St. Barnard's
86 - 43 St. Mary's
70 - 54 XMAS Tourn.
62-81 XMAS Tourn.
63 - 48 N. Brookfield
74 - 29 St. Mary's
66 - 46 Quaboag
53 - 66 Shepherd Hill
63 - 79 Tantasqua
68 - 45 Bartlett
61 - 51
59 - 42 Westburo
59 - 62 Grafton
44 - 50 Quabin
Boys Varsity Basketball
BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL Row 1: Edwin Morales, Angel Rodriguez, Jake Dubreuil, e
Bridgeo, David Vargas, Edwin Beauchamp. Row 2: Jose Pena, Carlos Dingui, Joel Trinque, 1 1
Choquet, Nathan Berthiaume, Coach Gino Manzi
se Pena brings the ball down the court while his David Vargas goes that extra mile to get the ball
im gets into play. in the basket.
Joel Trinque checks to see who's open.
Boys Varsity Basketball * 87
Julie StafFieri gives out awards at a rally.
The cheerleaders show their spirit at the football games.
Nicole Morales, Lauren Trifone, and Noi Bounphasaysohn lead the crowd in a cheer.
Kiley Payeur walks down the runway during™
VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Row 1: Tok Bounphasaysohn, Erin Cummings, Sophy Rodriguez, F I
Payeur, Julie Staffieri, Nicole Morales, Lauren Trifone, Tina Salce. Row 2: Laurie Chase, Micile
Paquin, Noi Bounphasaysohn, Erin Learned, Cynthia Arroyo, Jasmine Bell, Coach Kerry Varin.
Jessica Giroux, Viki Lesniewski, Kristen Mandeville, and Allison Bartlett pose for the camera.
Aislynn Benoit and Edwin Morales love to hang
out in the hallways together.
iach Santilli talks to the student body about the
The cheerleaders love to get the crowd going with this cheer.
The football team makes an all out effort to beat the opponent.
Alison Trifone takes the shot.
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL
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Viki Lesniewski tries to steal the ball.
Lilyvette Perez shoots to score.
Alison Trifone loses the ball to the opponeni
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GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL Row 1: Viki Lesniewski, Michelle Tremblay, Nicole Trei
blay, Stephanie Madore, Jilleen Sexton, Dominika Ciemiega. Row 2: Mary Bounphasaysob
Carynne Thorn, Alison Trifone, Lilyvette Perez, Melanie Dubsky, Coach Jeff Coward.
Viki Lesniewski runs down the court to make
Alison Trifone passes to a teammate.
Mary Bounphasaysohn guards the opponent.
Dominika Ciemiega blocks the Rams shot.
Melanie Dubsky tries for the rebound.
Varsity Basketball 91
Boys J.V. Basketball
Angel Rodriguez watches as the opponent dribbles J.V. BOYS BASKETBALL Row 1: Jonathan Santiago, Steve Sinni, Jonathan Cournoyer. Row 2: Co'
down the court. Ken Sellers, Justin Cournoyer, Luis Ortiz, Jonathan Jiminez, Matthew Staffieri.
The fans watch as the coach encourages the team.
Matt Staffieri stands guard as he watches for«
BOYS J.V. BASKETBALL
47 - 58
55 - 17
75 - 55
69 - 54
CONFERENCE 7 - 3
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Eddie Beauchamp tries to steal the ball away from the opponent.
Girls J.V. Basketball
Ivelisse Luna tries to steal the ball from the Rams.
Leslie Ferguson waits for the rebound.
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heads down the court to make a £ V - p IRLS B ^ S ^ E ™ A A LL i R ° w 1: L Vel f e Lun |' Namone Khamphavong Amy Carpentier Joelle
Froulx. Row 2: Coach Andy Burnett, Jessica Borey, Leslie Ferguson, Stephanie Lewis, Lauren
GIRLS J.V. BASKETBALL
Ivelisse Luna checks the players and passes the ball.
43 - 30
25 - 30
22 - 67
12 - 31
Girls JV Basketball S
BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL
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Ellis Perez passes the ball to a teammate.
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL Row 1: Jesse Plouffe, Ryan Murphy, Feliciano Carrasco, Got
Lammert. Row 2: Adam Travinski, Timothy Wayne, Ryan Choquet, Joshua Stevens, Ellis P&
Jonathan Payeur, Coach Cournoyer.
Jesse Plouffe scrambles to get the ball.
BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL
47 - 70
3 - 10
Boys Freshmen Basketball
Coach Cournoyer talks with the team before the game.
Fans & Athletes
Gina Robo and Mandy Gaurdiani show their spirit and their posters to the crowd.
The band and the flag team have lots of enthusi-
Nathan Berthiaume takes a shot.
Dr. Hoogasian leads the students in a wave.
The band gets ready to perform their half time show
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Row 1: Stephanie Pickren, Tricia Soper, Vicki Peloquin, Greg Lamothe, Jessy Jalbert, Christy Vallee, Noi
Bounphasaysonh, Hilary Dargie, Mandy Guardiani, Sophy Rodriguez, Tok Bounphasaysonh, Erin Cummings, Julie
Staffieri. Row 2: Oscar Rivera, Jasmine Bell, Nicole Morales, Tim O'Brien, Tim Smeltzer, Jaime Pecore, Samantha
Baker, Advisor Ms. Jowett. Row 3: Stephen Staffieri, Danielle Meunier, Josh Trifone, Sean Demers, Jason Roberts, Jake
Dubreuil, Shannon Curran, Chris Martin, Bryan Stanley, Michelle Sweeny, Andrea Blais, Peter Langevin.
National Honor Society
Row 1: Advisor Mrs. Porier, Madelyn Baerga, Rebecca Renaud, Kristen Mandeville, Christy Vallee, Kiley Payeur,
Hilary Dargie, Tim Smeltzer, Nicole Lazure, Miranda Guardiani, Tricia Soper, Vicky Peloquin, Timothy Wayne. Row
2: Kenneth Stewert, Shannon Curran, Joe Lenti, Jessy Jalbert, Danielle Meunier, Jeremy Syriac, Lori Hwalek, Gina
Robo, Frank Lenti, Laura Paquin, Jen McCullough, Elissa Hill, Kristen Benoit, Alexandra Vargas. Row 3: Donald
Wise, Tina Salce, Eleni Mandelenakis, Michael Carpentier, Christopher Martin, Bryan Stanly, Jen Lamontagne, Kelly
O'Brien, Greg Lamothe, Christy Rousseau, Jacob Dubreuil, Renee Benoit, Melanie Dubsky, Ben Bridgeo, Jen Weeks,
Brad Worthington, Stephanie Pickren, Ewa Jachimczyk.
Row 1: Vicki Peloquin, Tricia Soper, Nikki Lazure, Lynda Benvenuti, Katlyn Spinelli, April Soderburg, Toni Colognesi, Melissa Thompson, Jamiei
Jalbert, Cathy Mandeville, Samantha Baker, Andrea Volpert, Erik Zarazinski, Director Mr. William, Bishop; Row 2: Vanessa Vasquez, Amy Carpentier, i
Jason Proulx, Angela Zajac, Sarah Lebeouf, Nicole Morton, Kelly O'Brien, Christy Rousseau, Jen McCullough, Javier Ortiz, Jeff Clarke, Janet Rizner;:
Row 3: Weston Fonger, Steven Snyder, Michael Segarra, Michele Tremblay, Heather Loos, Kristen Mandeville, Jen Lamontagne, Greg Lamothe, Gina<
Robo, Stephanie Madore, Brian Cournoyer, Sean Cronin, Tony Alicea; Row 4: Jonathan Payeur, Nicole Tremblay, Greg Gendreau, Joel Trinque,.
Marcos Rios, Chris Martin, Lori Hwalek, Stephen Staffieri, Peter Langevin, Patrick St. Jean, Joel Latorre, Jen Weeks, Jason Anger.
Row 1: Jason Anger, Brian Cournoyer, Gina Robo, Greg Lamothe,
Stephanie Madore, Nikki Lazure; Row 2: Vicki Peloquin, Jen Lamontagne,
Angela Zajac, Nicole Morton, Javier Ortiz, Director Mr. William Bishop;
Row 3: Greg Gendreau, Kelly O'Brien, Weston Fonger, Jason Proulx, Joel
Latorre, Chris Martin.
Row 1: Erik Zarazinski, Steven Snyder, Jason Anger, Samantha Baker,
Stephen Staffieri; Row 2: Director Mr. William Bishop, Jeff Clarke, Toni
Colognesi, Melissa Thompson, Javier Ortiz; Row 3: Greg Gendreau,
Jason Proulx, Weston Fonger, Joel Latorre.
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Concert Chorus Row 1: Shadd Fredette, Luis Aviles, Jonathan Cournoyer, Anousak Savarunan, Andy Lamica, Christopher Whinney, Eric Matta, Davie
Rios, Sophy Rodriguez, Melanie Dubsky, Mellody Soto, Sandra Aponte, Mandy Guardiani, Vicki Peloquin, Laura Jalowiec, Alisa Muniz. Row 2
Stephen Staffieri, Jason Franconeri, Peter Langevin, Justin Cournoyer, Matt Staffieri, Adam Travinsky, John Belanger, Bridgette Thomas, Jennifei
Renaud, Nemone Khamphavong, Mary Bounphasaysonh, Zugeil Maldonado, Sandra Maldonado, Jessica Sutherd, Stephanie Turenne, Emily Davis
Stephanie Pickren, Andrea Blais, Row 3: Nicholas Hemeon, Joshua Blanchette, Michael Carpentier, Timothy Caouette, Ben Bridgeo, Julie Taro
Carynne Thorn, Wendy Stewert, Jen Caouette, Laurie Chace, Krisen Sahatinelli, Lisa Rolfe, Christine Serrano, Becky Phonchaleun, Diana Wood, Ericii
Blain, Jessica Borey. Row 4: Bobby Julian, Oscar Rivera, Nikon Khampphavong, Eddie Beauchamp, Peter Billis, Nikki Presutti, Jilleen Sextow
Christina Ghram, Leslie Ferguson, Amy Carpentier, Jessica Lopez, Lauren MacGillivray, Laura Cyr, Sandra Laferriere, Jessica Powers, Britt Trifonei
Select Chorus Row 1: Nicholas Hemeon, Luis Aviles, Peter Langevin,
Christopher Whitney, David Rios, Andy Lamica, Shadd Fredette, Sophy
Rodriguez, Nemone Khamphavong, Meilady Soto, Mary Bounphasaysonh,
Christine Serrano, Mandy Guaruiani. Row 2: Bobby Julian, Stephan
Staffieri, Michael Carpentier, Ben Beidgeo, Julie Taro, Bridgette Thomas,
Laura Cyr, Andrea Blais, Tsephanie Turenne, Sandra Maldonado, Vicki
Peloquin, Director Christine Costello. Row 3: Oscar Rivera, Joshua
Blanchette, Eddie Beauchamp, Nikki Presutti, Jilleen Sexton, Erica Blain,
Wendy Stewert, Jessica Powers, Jennifer Weeks.
Chorale Row 1: Stephanie Turenne, Jennifer Caouette, Diana Woocfl
Director Christine Costello. Row 2: Bridgette Thomas SandrlT
Maldonado, Wendy Stewert, Vicki Peloquin. Row 3: Erica Blain, Jessie'
Powers, Jennifer Weeks.
Organizations ,™ 103
Row 1: (Catherine Leboeuf, Tiffany Utakis, Kaitlyn Spenelli, Araina Muniz, Toni Colognesi, Andrea Blais, Alisa Muniz.
Row 2: Amy Parzych, Lisa Kendall, Stephen Staffieri, Brad Worthington, Larry Raymond, Amelia Peloquin, Astrid
Hildago, Stephanie Lewis, Maria Ovalles, Alyssa Galli, Emily Davis.
104 n Yearbook
The co-editors of this year's yearbook would like to thank the staff for all
of their hard work. We would especially like to thank Luis Aviles, Kaitlyn
Spinelli, and Stephen Staffieri for their extra effort in putting out this year's
yearbook Think About It. We would also like to thank Miss P. for all of her
hard work and dedication, and Roland for putting up with us. Thanks to
Studio 1 and Martin Caprera for all of their time and effort, and to all of
those who contributed photos for our use. A special thanks goes to the
graphics department for their help with the advertising section of our
yearbook. As a result of these hard working people, we know you'll enjoy
1996 Think About It.
Row 1: Kaitlyn Spinelli, Samantha Baker, Advisor Ms. Loconto, Tok
Bounphasaysonh, Sarah Baker. Row 2: Aislynn Benoit, Amelia Peloquin, Mary
Bounphasaysonh, Araina Muniz, Alisa Muniz, Madelyn Baerga, Jasmine Bell,
Frank Lenti, Steven Colon, Alexandra Vargas, Jessica Lopez. Row 3: Julie
Staffieri, Lilyvette Perez, Luis Aviles, Jessy Jalbert, Josh Trifone, Jaime Pecore,
Tim Smeltzer, Bryan Stanley, Lisa Kendall, Carlos Dingui, Eric Gemboski,
Row 1: Omar Rivera, , Brenda, /fowZ'Laura Jalowiec, Gordon, Miguel Cepeda,
Jonathan Payeur, Advisors Mrs. Payeur and Mr. Julien. Row 3: Advisor Mrs.
Chase. Lisa Kendall, Liz Lemanski, Christopher Martin, Advisor Mr.
Row 1: Amelia
Baker. Row Z'Alison
Row J:Advisor Ms.
Staffieri, Eric Malta.
Row 1: Gina Robo, Jeremy Syriac, Hilary Darg
Tin Smeltzer, Jacob Wayne. Row 2: Gn
Lamothe, Jonathan Julian, Advisor M'
Anderson, Chris Martin, Tim Caouette.
106 r? Organizations
low 1: Advisor Priscilla Gimas, Noi Bounphasaysonh, Jacelyn Fredette,
Catherine Leboeuf, Advisor Amy Mallette. Row 2: Jonathan Julian, Frank
Student - Leaders
Row 1: Kiley Payeur, Hilary Dargie, Nicole Lazure. Row 2: Advisor Mrs.
Gately, Michele Tremblay, Nicole Tremblay, Lori Hwalek, Viki Lesniewski,
Laura Paquin. Row 3: Stephanie Madore, Jessy Jalbert, Kelly O'Brien, Nicole
Morales, Danielle Meunier, Tok Bounphasaysonh, Jen Lamontagne, Toni
Colognesi, Alyssa Galli.
Organizations r? 107
Peer - Leadership
Row 1: Becky Trifone, Jodie Proulx, Tok Bounphasaysonh, Eleni
Mandelenakis, Linda Pollone. Row 2: Amy Parzych, Wendy Stewert, Jen
Miller, Angela Zajac, Jaime Pecore, Marcos Rios, Chritstine Veshi, Ivelisse
Luna. Row 3: Jonathan Julian. Weston Fonger, Alyssa Galli, Lisa Kendall,
Jasmine Bell, Britt Trifone, Nicole Lazure, Luis Aviles.
Peer - Mediation
Row 1: Sophy Rodriguez, Jessy Jalbert, Advisor Ms. Loconto, 1
Bounphasaysonh. Row 2: Mary Bouphasaysonh, Andrea Blais, Laura 'it
Lily Perez, Jasmine Bell, Madelyn Baerga, Alexandra Vargas. Row 3: ;|i
Aviles, Josh Trifone, Joel Trinque, Sergio Marcucci.
Candids n 109
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To the Class of 1996,
It isn't very often that you can find a diverse group of individuals who can shine through even when faced with setbacks
and disappointments. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have been welcomed by you, the Class of '96, as your advisors.
We hope that your high school graduation, your first success, will inspire you to be successful in all your endeavors.
Remember to be true to yourself and to never settle for anything less than that which makes you happy. Strength comes
from within and the bonds that you have forged here at SHS will be a part of you for the rest of your lives.
We wish you all the best that life has to offer, you deserve it. Congratulations!
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To Our Son Luis,
God has granted us to raise such a fantastic son, we have taught you right
from wrong and you have taught us the same. We all learned to grow with
that lesson. May you get what you want out oflife no matter what the conse-
quences are. Life is full of surprises and we know that you will surprise us
all. God bless you, and remember that we are going to be there for you when
ever you need us.
Papi y Mami
"Pedid y se os dara; buscad y hallareis; Hamad y se os abrira" Mateo 7:7
Our dearest Amy,
Independent, strong willed, open minded. Ready to accept life'
challenges. Eager to learn. From little girl to young woman. When
has the time gone? We love you and are so proud of you.
Mom & Dad
Seems like yesterday.
Best wishes for a healthy, happy and successful fu-
Dad, Mom, Steve & Tim
We are very proud of you. Your accomplishments through thi ;
years have been extraordinary. We pray to God as you turn a new
page in your book oflife that your dreams will be fulfilled.
David & Christina
Your family proudly supports and recognizes all
your efforts. Congratulations on your graduation.
Much love from your family
Ever since you were just a little guy you've shown much interest and deter-
mination to learn. Continue on this road and you will surpass any challenge
that comes your way.
With love and pride,
Mom, Dad & Greg
Reach beyond the sky! Congratulations on your
graduation. Our love and best wishes,
Success means having the ability to overcome obstacles, to al-
ways set new goals, to have true friends, to love, to be happy, to
forgive, and to be proud of who you are. You're a true success.
WE'LL ALWAYS CHERISH YOUR
"LITTLE" GIRL YEARS.
WE CUDDLED, PLAYED AND SHARED
NOW YOU'RE GROWN UP AND WILL BE
ON YOUR OWN
THERE WON'T BE TIME TO TALK MUCH
EXCEPT ON THE PHONE
WE'LL MISS YOU AND WISH WE WERE
TOGETHER MUCH MORE
TO CUDDLE, PLAY AND SHARE FEARS
OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS CHANGED,
WE CAN SEE HOW
YOU WERE OUR "LITTLE GIRL" THEN,
BUT OUR DAUGHTER NOW.
DAD & MOM
graduate, dream a dream,
make a wish,
set a goal —
then step into the future
and always be proud to be you!
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To all Senior Athletes
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Athletic Booster Club
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Vincent Oil Co., Inc.
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Congratulations To The
Class Of 1996
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
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In Memory Of
Mr. Edward J. Desroches
Mr. Desroches served as Principal of Southbridge High School
from 1962 to 1985. His influence went beyond the school and ef-
fected many people in the town for three decades. Among his many
accomplishments are the Edward J. Desroches Library Media Center
and the outstanding teachers that he hired and molded during his ten-
ure here at Southbridge High School. His work as a dedicated educa-
tion professional will live on in the hearts and minds of every student
who enters the school's hallways now and well into the future. We are
honored to have known him and we will miss him.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau
THINK ABOUT IT volume 34 of the Musket was published
by the 27 member yearbook committee of Southbridge High
School. 300 copies were printed by Jostens Printing and Pub-
lishing of Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Don Lendry was our area
representative. The 138 pages of the 1996 edition were printed
on recycled paper. The cover was designed by Jostens and
printed by silk screen. The color of the cover is black with red
and with copper foil and the endsheets are stone blue. The type
face used throughout the book was Palentino. The advertise-
ment pages were designed by the Southbridge High School
graphics department. Senior portraits were taken by Studio 1,
Village Photo, and Southbridge Photo; underclassmen portraits
were taken by Delmar Studios. The Book was sold for $30
without foil name stamping and $35 with foil name stamping.
Work on the THINK ABOUT IT began in June of 1995 and
lasted through February of 1996.
French transportation workers strike against
their government throughout the month of
December, shutting down the airlines and the
metro system, after France increases the
retirement age from 50 to 55 and lengthens
the work week from 37 to 39 hours in efforts
to cut spending.
Wrap artist Christo creates
"Wrapped Reichstag" for
the city of Berlin by covering
the former home of the German
parliament with one million
square feet of silver fabric
Heads of many of the 186
member nations gather in
New York to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the United
Nations in October.
Pope John Paul II visits New
Jersey, New York and
Maryland, and addresses the
United Nations. He speaks out
1 on social, economic, political
and moral themes.
Philippe Giraud Sygma
In late May, a doctor performs
emergency surgery aboard British
Airways flight 32 using a coat
hanger, a knife and fork, and a
scissors sterilized in brandy to save
a woman whose life is threatened
by a collapsed lung.
Tahitian protests escalate
into riots after France
detonates a nuclear test device
750 miles from the South Pacific
island. France's September
resumption of tests after a
three-year moratorium brings
In a powerful address to the
U.N.'s Fourth World Conference
on Women in Beijing. China,
attended by 30,000 women from
180 countries, U.S. First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton declares,
"Women's rights are human
rights," to a desk-thumping,
Shock waves hit the Middle East
when Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin is shot and killed
while leaving a peace rally in Tel
Aviv November 4. His murderer,
Jewish extremist Yigal Amir,
fanatically opposes peace
negotiations with the Palestine
Marxist Cuban President Fidel
Castro abandons his Havana
cigar and military fatigues for a
suit and tie on a diplomatic visit
to New York in October, where
he tries to convince the U.S. to
lift its 33-year-old trade embargo
on still-communist Cuba.
Madman Shoko Asahara, leader
of the Japanese apocalyptic
religious cult, Aum Shinrikyo, is
arrested on May 1 6 and charged
with the Tokyo subway nerve-gas
attack that left 12 people dead
and injured 5,500 more in March.
Fifty years after the end of World
War II, Japan remembers those
killed by the atomic bomb
dropped on Hiroshima. A solitary
building left standing after the
blast, now a memorial called the
Atomic Bomb Dome, symbolizes
the horrors of war and the price
An earthquake kills 51 people
on the resort-studded Pacific
coast of Mexico. The quake
measures 7.5 on the Richter
scale and is felt 330 miles away
in Mexico City.
The first U.S. president to visit Northern Ireland,
President Clinton receives a warm Christmas
welcome for his show of support for peace between
Irish Protestants and Catholics.
Hurricane Marilyn inflicts millions of dollars of
damage in the Virgin Islands in September. Winds
up to 1 27 miles per hour severely damage half the
homes on St. Thomas.
In November, the Republic of
Ireland narrowly passes a
referendum calling for an end
to the country's 1937
constitutional ban on divorce.
While competing in an
international balloon race in
September, two hot air
balloonists, one English and
one American, are shot down
when their balloon floats off
course over Belarus. The
Belarussian army sees the
balloon as a security threat and
fires without warning. The
balloonists fall to their death.
More than four years after
Desert Storm, Iraq's President
Saddam Hussein remains in
power, though two of his
sons-in-law defect to Jordan
on August 8 and call for
Hope blooms for peace in Bosnia when Bosnia's President
Izetbegovic (left) shakes hands with Serbia's President Milosevic
on the opening day of the November cease-fire talks in Dayton, Ohio.
Croatia's President Tudjman looks on. The ensuing Paris peace
agreement of December sends 60,000 NATO peacekeeping troops to
the war-torn country.
Quebec, Canada's largely French-
speaking province, defeats an
October referendum on Quebec
independence by a margin of
less than one percent.
In July, without public
explanations, Burma's military
rulers free the country's most
famous political prisoner, Daw
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the
pro-democracy movement and
Nobel peace laureate, after six
years of house arrest.
Russian figure skater Sergei
Grinkov, 28, collapses and dies
from a heart attack during
practice with his wife-partner
Ekaterina Gordeeva on
November 20. The pair won two
Olympic gold medals and four
world pairs titles.
Great Britain's Princess Diana
shocks Buckingham Palace with
a tell-all BBC interview. Defying
royal protocol, she discusses her
marriage to unfaithful husband,
Prince Charles, her struggle with
depression and bulimia, and an
extramarital affair. The majority
of English people express their
support and sympathy.
Securities trader Nicholas
Leeson is arrested in Germany
in March 1995 for fraud, forgery.
and breach-of-trust. Leeson
racked up a $1.32 billion loss
that caused the collapse of
Barings PLC, the 233-year-old
A San Francisco sewer line
from battering rainstorms,
creating a monster sinkhole
that swallows a S2-million
house in the Sea Cliff district.
winds knock out power to
tens of thousands ot homes
and nearly blow a truck off the
Three days of drenching rains in the Pacific
Northwest swell rivers to overflowing, caus-
ing severe flooding in Washington in December.
In the town of Carnation, a pastor conveys a
woman to dry land with a wheelbarrow.
African-American men from
across the country converge
on Washington, D.C., for the
Million Man March on October
16. The march, led by Nation-of-
Islam minister Louis Farrakhan,
unity, dignity, and family values.
The federal government repeals
the national 55-mile-per-hour
highway speed limit, enacted in
1974 during the oil embargo.
The legislation allows states to set
their own limits. On Montana
highways, speed limits are
Air Force Captain Scott
O'Grady (right) is rescued
from pursuing Bosnian Serb
forces by U.S. Marines on
June 8, six days after his plane
is shot down over Bosnia.
O'Grady survived on insects,
plants, and rainwater.
U.S. Senator Bob Packwood of
Oregon resigns on September?,
the day after the Senate Ethics
Committee voted unanimously to
expel him for sexual misconduct,
embarrassingly detailed in his
diaries, which were made public.
The nation comes to a standstill
on October 3 as more than 1 50
million people watch live TV
coverage of the outcome of the
nine-month-long trial of the
century. After less than four
hours of deliberation, the jury
finds former football star O.J.
Simpson not guilty of the
murders of his ex-wife Nicole
and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Illinois suffers a record heat
wave in July, with temperatures
as high as 104°. The heat takes
the lives of 457 people
statewide. At Wrigley Stadium,
Jaime Navarro helps faithful
Chicago Cubs fans stay cool.
After a year of fame as a
Speaker of the House Newt
Gingrich slumps in popularity,
tainted by the government
shutdown, his stalled Contract
With America, and investigations
into his political action com-
mittee and his financial affairs.
firefighters battle a raging
wildfire in eastern Long Island,
New York, for three days in
August. The fire, following a
21-day drought, consumes
5,500 acres of pine barrens and
damages a dozen homes. There
are no injuries or fatalities.
The image of firefighter Chris Fields holding
one-year-old Baylee Almon, who later dies,
comes to symbolize the horror of the April 1 9
bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal
Building that killed 150 adults and 19 children
As more Americans invest, Wall Street enjoys a bull market. In November, the Dow-Jones Industrial
Average hits 5000, a milestone indicating healthy corporate profits and low interest rates.
Charles H Porter. IV. Sygma
The government shuts down for six days in November after the
President and Congress fail to agree on how to balance the
federal budget. The shutdown affects non-essential federal services,
including the National Park Service. A longer shutdown follows
A record snowfall paralyzes the
East Coast in January 1996,
stranding travelers and killing
100 people. Seven states, from
Virginia to Massachusetts,
Philadelphia gets 30.7 inches
Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice
of the U.S. Supreme Court from
1969 to 1986, dies in June at
age 87. Though appointed by
President Richard Nixon, he
ordered Nixon to turn over
tapes in the Watergate hearings
that effectively ended the
The Washington Post publishes
a manifesto written by the
unidentified killer known as
"The Unabomber," at large
since 1978 and wanted for 16
mail bombs that have killed 3
and injured 23. FBI agents
scrutinize the article for clues to
the bomber's identity.
Despite Americans' doubts and
fears, U.S. troops head for
Bosnia in December. The
20,000 U.S. forces, serving
under NATO command beside
40,000 European allies, face
the task of keeping peace
among the country's warring
Serbs, Croats and Muslims
The State of South Carolina
sentences Susan Smith to life
in prison for the drowning
murder of her two young sons
An anonymous donor sends
St. Jude's Children's
Research Hospital in Memphis
$1 million in the form of a
winning ticket from McDonald's
In the wake of a growing
number of random attacks from
assailants with knives and
guns, White House security is
forced to close Pennsylvania
Avenue to traffic.
After allegedly ignoring federal
pollution regulations for years,
General Motors agrees under
threat of an $1 1 -million fine to
recall 500,000 Cadillacs at a
cost of $45 million.
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A Chicago commuter train slams
into the back end of a loaded
school bus. The accident,
allegedly caused by a poorly
timed stoplight placed too near
the tracks, kills 7 students and
injures 28 on October 25.
American women celebrate the
75th anniversary of the 19th
amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, which granted
women the right to vote.
Women's suffrage leader Susan
B.Anthony (1820-1906) first
organized the fight for suffrage
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As the result of an improperly
cleaned test tube at a fertility
clinic, a woman in the Netherlands
gives birth to twin boys, each from
a different father.
A stunning photograph from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a
moment in the birth of a star in the Eagle Nebula, 7,000 light years
from Earth. Light from the young star's nuclear furnace lifts towering
pillars of hydrogen gas and interstellar dust.
In March, the Federal Drug
Administration approves a chicken-
pox vaccine. Rarely fatal,
chicken-pox affects 3.7 million
Archaeologists discover a
3,000-year-old tomb in May
that is believed to hold the
remains of 52 sons of
Ramses II, Pharaoh of Egypt.
Researchers announce that
they have isolated a gene in
mice linked to obesity. Mice
with a mutated OB gene are
injected with the hormone
leptin, resulting in dramatic
weight loss. The public is
tantalized at the prospect of
leptin as a slimming treatment
for use in humans.
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The world's first test-tube gorilla
is born at the Cincinnati Zoo in
October as part of an effort to
save the western lowland gorilla,
an endangered species that
numbers fewer than 450 animals.
Fossils of a jawbone (left) and
leg bone (right) found in Kenya
in August reveal a previously
unknown species of upright
hominid that lived four million
years ago, pushing the
emergence of bipedalism back
half a million years. Walking
upright is a key adaptation that
separates humans from apes.
Media attention focuses on
melatonin, a naturally occurring
hormone used to induce sleep
and slow the effects of aging.
Lauded as a wonder drug, a
kilogram of synthetic melatonin
sells for as much as $10,000.
In a procedure known as tissue
engineering, scientists grow a
human ear under the skin of a
laboratory mouse. Researchers
hope the procedure will play an
important role in the future of
As a protective measure against
counterfeiting in the era of digital
publishing, the Treasury
Department redesigns U.S.
currency bills, to be issued over
the next five years, starling early
1996 with the new $100 bill.
Tormer rivals in space become
comrades in space after the
historic docking of the U.S.
space shuttle Atlantis and
Russia's Mir space station on
June 29. Astronaut Robert
Gibson (in red) greets
cosmonaut Vladimir Oezhurov.
In June, volcanic eruptions give birth to a baby
island. A new member of the Tonga Islands
emerges near New Zealand, 900 feet high and
40 feet wide.
After a decade-long search,
scientists isolate what may be
the most important cancer-
related gene. The defective
gene known as ATM Is
associated with cancers of
the breast, colon, lung,
stomach, pancreas and skin,
and may be carried by two
Astronomers using the Hubble
Space Telescope observe new
moons orbiting the planet
Saturn, adding at least 2
moons and possibly 4 to
Saturn's previously known
total of 18.
A team of French and British
explorers believe they have
lound an ancient breed of horse
previously unknown to
scientists. In November, the
four-foot high horse with a
triangular head, which
resembles the vanished horses
of European Stone Age
drawings, is named Riwoche
for its home region in Tibet.
October satellite photographs
show the recent rapid
deterioration of the earth's
ozone layer above Antarctica.
Pollutants produced mostly by
the U.S. cause the hole in
the atmosphere's protective
layer to increase to the size
In November, Visa introduces a
cash-storage card that
eliminates a pocketful of loose
change. A chip in the plastic card
tracks the amount of available
cash, which is accessed with a
reader at the place of purchase.
The card can be taken to the
bank and reloaded.
Now virtual reality comes in a
handy travel size with Nintendo's
latest, Virtual Boy, a portable 3-D
video-game system with
New research shows that the meat-eating
Tyrannosaurus rex did not loom upright, but
stalked along lower to the ground. The discovery
is reflected in the reopened exhibits of the famed
dinosaur halls of New York's American Museum
of Natural History after three years of redesign.
With $150,000 saved during
her 75 hardworking years
as a washerwoman, Oseola
McCarty establishes a
scholarship fund for African-
American students at the
University of Southern
Mississippi. For her self-
lessness, she is awarded the
Presidential Citizens Medal.
Already well known for her
appearances in Aerosmith
music videos, 19-year-old Alicia
Silverstone achieves stardom
with the 1995 summer movie
Pamela Lee of "Baywatch" fame and husband
Tommy Lee, Motley Crue drummer, are the life
of the party this year, frequently caught by the
press engaging in public displays of affection.
Trailblazer Shannon Faulkner (hand to head)
withdraws from the Citadel after collapsing
during "hell week." Faulkner singlehandedly
attempted to bust the gender barrier at the
all-male South Carolina military institution.
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Millions of Americans tune in to
Martha Stewart's TV show,
subscribe to her magazine, and
read her books. The popular
cooking and home-decorating
entrepreneur builds an empire by
packaging a distinctive American
Bill Gates, founder and chairman
of the computer giant Microsoft,
becomes the wealthiest man in
the world on the success of his
company's software. His book
The Road Ahead hits The New
York Times best-seller list.
Hot actor Antonio Banderas falls
in love with another screen sex-
symbol Melanie Griffith during
the filming of Two Much.
Banderas will co-star with
Madonna in the film version of
fw'faand will star in Steven
Seventies superstar John
comeback in the 1994 hit Pulp
Fiction continues with starring
roles in Get Shorty and
Sandra Bullock follows up her
star-making role in Speed with
the gentle romance While You
Were Sleeping. Bullock's fresh,
wholesome image earns her an
"Entertainer of the Year"
nomination from Entertainment
America is disappointed in its high hopes for Colin Powell's 1 996
presidential candidacy. At the close of his whirlwind book tour for
My American Journey, the General and his wife Alma announce in
November that he will not seek the Republican nomination.
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A 10-year-old St. Louis schoolboy,
Ml_arry Champagne III, becomes a
hero by taking control of his school
bus after the driver suffered a stroke.
Champagne is later awarded a $10,000
scholarship by the bus company.
Stand-up comic and sitcom
star Ellen DeGeneres makes
the best-seller list with her book
My Point... And I Do Have One.
Sandra Johnson, Retna
Christopher Reeve, in a
wheelchair and hooked up to
a portable respirator, appears
with his wife, Dana, at the
American Paralysis Association's
annual gala on November 9,
less than five months after a fall
from a horse left him almost
Calvin Klein's provocative CK
Jeans campaign causes an
uproar in August, bringing
nasty headlines, threats of
retailer boycotts and an FBI
investigation. The scandal only
seems to help sales.
Michael Jackson and Lisa
Marie Presley announce their
divorce almost a year after
their surprise marriage. The
tabloids have a field day
speculating about the reasons
for the marriage (was it a cold-
hearted career move?) as well
as the causes for the break-up
(was he after Elvis' fortune?).
Breaking the Surface, the
autobiography of Greg
Louganis, former U.S. Olympic
gold-medal diver who revealed
earlier that he has AIDS, debuts
at No. 2 on the best-seller list.
Popcorn magnate Orville
Redenbacher, who transformed
popping corn into a gourmet
item, dies on September 19
from heart failure.
Two Chinese women set a new
Guiness world record in
November by living in a room
for 12 days with 888 poisonous
snakes. The previous world
record, set in Singapore in
1987, was 10 days with
Actress Demi Moore becomes
the highest paid woman in
Hollywood, able to command
$12.5 million per movie, even
after this year's flop at the box
office The Scarlet Letter, loosely
based on Hawthorne's classic.
Favorite of America's heartland
for his You Might Be A Redneck
If... jokes, Georgia-born stand-up
comic and author Jeff Foxworthy
gets his own ABC sitcom in
which he plays himself.
Model Beckford Tyson, singled
out by Ralph Lauren for his ail-
American looks, signs an
exclusive contract with the
fashion designer in 1995.
Miss Oklahoma Shawntel Smith
is crowned Miss America on
September 16. During the
broadcast of the 75th pageant,
viewers phone in their votes to
retain the swimsuit competition.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., is
cofounder and editor-in-chief of
George, a glossy new magazine
covering American politics.
Hounded all his life by the press,
Kennedy joins their ranks,
contributing a feature interview
to each issue.
The fifth actor to play 007 in the enduring film
series begun in the 1960s, Pierce Brosnan
abandons his Aston Martin for a BMW Z3
Roadster in Goldeneye, the latest and, some
say, best James Bond movie.
Three 1995 movies bring Jane Austen classics
to the silver screen: Clueless, based on
Austen's novel Emma, and Sense and Sensibility
Batman Forever, with Val
Kilmer in the title role and
Chris O'Donnell as Robin,
becomes the third Batman
movie and the summer's top-
Disney Pictures continues its
line of animated
blockbusters with the Native
American legend Pocahontas.
The picture previews in New
York's Central Park to an
outdoor audience of 200,000.
After an unpromising start,
Conan O'Brien quietly gains
popularity as host of NBC's "Late
Night," a slot previously filled by
David Letterman. Letterman's
current show on CBS slowly
Whitney Houston stars in the
December film release, Waiting
to Exhale, adapted from Terry
McMillan's best-selling novel
about the lives of four middle-
class African-American women.
Houston sings the title song for
the movie soundtrack, which
enjoys brisk sales.
Denzel Washington, critically
acclaimed for his performances
in films Crimson Tide and Devil
in a Blue Dress, receives highest
praise from the City of Los
Angeles, which honors him with
the Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Award for his philanthropic work
on behalf of children.
Although ABC cancels her TV
series "My So-Called Life,"
17-year-old Claire Danes hits the
big screen in How to Make an
American Quilt, To Gillian on Her
37th Birthday, and Romeo and
Julietw'ttU Leonardo DiCaprio
as her co-star.
In the suspense-thriller Seven,
heartthrob Brad Pitt attracts a
wide male audience with his
performance as a detective on
the trail of a serial killer whose
murders are based on the seven
BC's hospital drama "E.R." continues to
draw high ratings throughout 1 995 thanks to
its dramatic realism and the appeal of handsome
George Clooney (middle right), supermodel
Cindy Crawford's latest date.
Disney Entertainment spends
$19 billion to purchase the ABC
television network in July.
Toy Story is the world's first
film. Released by Disney during
the Christmas season, it features
the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim
Allen, and Don Rickles.
Jim Carrey earns $20 million for the starring
role in the comedy Ace Ventura: When
Nature Calls, a sequel to the extraordinarily
popular Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
The popular NBC TV series "Friends" returns
for a second highly rated season. Its
runaway success inspires less successful
imitations by other networks.
MTV introduces "Singled Out,"
an over-the-top dating game
show where contestants ask
random, pointless questions of
a crowd of suitors, sight
unseen, until the zany answers
have eliminated all but that
one perfect love match.
According to a Roper Youth
Poll, the two hottest TV shows
among teens this season are
the daytime soap "Days of Our
Lives" and the evening soap
"The Jon Stewart Show," a
late-night talk show aimed at
Generation X, fails to catch on.
During the final taping, host
Stewart says, "To all those
people who said my show
wouldn't last, I have only one
thing to say. Good call."
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Devoted fans will not be denied
another season of NBC's sitcom
"Seinfeld" after all. Creator Jerry
Seinfeld decides to keep his
'show about nothing"
going for an
Ten years after creating the
popular comic strip "Calvin and
Hobbes," cartoonist Bill
Watterson retires in December.
Horror-fiction author Stephen
King signs a deal with Signet
books to release his upcoming
story, The Green Mile, as a
Fox TV's "The X Files" stars
David Duchovny as an FBI agent
who investigates supernatural
phenomena. The show becomes
a surprise hit, giving millions of
viewers reason to look forward to
staying home on a Friday night.
Blues Traveler emerge from
the underground scene to
widespread popularity with their
album Fourand the single
Their down-to-earth style and
soulful pop songs make
Hootie and the Blowfish popular
favorites. Their debut album
Cracked Rear View sells over 5
million, and the group is named
Best Mew Artist at the MTV
Music Awards in September.
Rocker Melissa Etheridge follows top-
selling Yes, I Am with her fifth album,
Your Little Secret.
John Bellissimo, LGI
Cleveland-based rap group
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony vault
to the top of the charts with
some old-fashioned harmonizing
on the album £ 1999 Eternal.
Yoko Ono and Little Richard
join a host of celebrities at
the opening of the glitzy Rock-
and-Roll Hall of Fame and
Museum in Cleveland on
newcomer Alanis Morissette
raises some eyebrows with her
up-front, aggressive lyrics and
attitudes. Nevertheless, her
album Jagged Little Pill goes
Sixties icon Jerry Garcia,
guitarist of The Grateful Dead,
dies of a heart attack on August
9 at age 53. Garcia's musical
roots in blues, country and folk
are apparent in hits like
"Truckin'." Legions of
Deadheads mourn his passing.
Brandy, whose self-titled
platinum album and single "I
Wanna Be Down" hit high on the
R&B charts, sweeps the first
Soul Train Music Awards in
August. The 16-year-old singer
wins Best New Artist, among
Beatlemania returns in 1995 with
ABC's six-hour documentary The
Beatles Anthology, the video
releases of A Hard Day's Night
and Help! and the album
collection Anthology, featuring
previously unreleased material.
The chart-topping movie
soundtrack Dangerous Minds
features Coolio's rap anthem
"Gangsta's Paradise," the
number-one single of the year
according to Billboard magazine.
Live dedicate their single
"Lightning Crashes" to
victims of the Oklahoma City
bombing. The rock band's
Throwing Copperalbum yields
three hit singles; Billboard Music
Awards names them Rock Artist
of the Year.
The Chicago-based rock band Smashing Pumpkins
release their epic double album Mellon Collie and the
Infinite Sadness to critical and public acclaim.
Mariah Carey's Daydream
sells over 5 million copies,
taking number-one spot on the
Billboard album chart. Carey
performs with Boyz II Men on
the hit single "One Sweet Day."
R.E.M.'s summer tour is
interrupted by medical
emergencies for three of the
band's four members. The tour,
their first in five years, is
eventually completed with all
members in good health.
In October, David Bowie and
Nine Inch Nails wrap up the
U.S. portion of Bowie's world
tour. At each show, Bowie and
Trent Reznor's band play a set
together. In December, Bowie
tours Europe with Morrissey as
his opening act.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers tone
down their trademark
bawdiness in their newest
album, One Hot Minute.
Atlanta's TLC is honored at the
Billboard Music Awards for
providing two of the year's biggest
hits. "Creep" and "Waterfalls" both
lead the Hot 100 singles charts
Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl plays a new
sound as guitarist and lead singer in the Foo
Fighters, an alternative rock band that enjoys three
singles off their self-titled debut album in 1995.
A hard-luck story turns into
overnight success in the case of
Canadian Shania Twain, born in
poverty to an Irish mother and
an Ojibway Indian father. Twain's
1995 hits include "Whose Bed
Have Your Boots Been Under?,"
"Any Man of Mine" and the title
tune to her 3-million-selling
album The Woman In Me.
Success doesn't mellow the style
of alternative rock band Green
Day, who release their anxiously
awaited fourth album Insomniac.
their fastest and darkest album
Seal's hit off the Batman Forever
movie soundtrack, "Kiss From a
Rose," is all over the summer
playlists. The single propels the
artist's self-titled album to the
With the record-setting sales of
his album Fresh Horses, only
three musical acts in U.S. history
outsell country music icon Garth
Brooks: the Beatles, the Eagles,
and Billy Joel.
Selena, the 23-year-old Tejano
music queen, is gunned down in
Corpus Christi in March 1995 by
Yolanda Saldivar, former
president of her fan club. The
July release of a collection of
Selena's hits, Dreaming of You.
sees some of the fastest sales in
The New Jersey Devils win
the National Hockey
League's Stanley Cup,
beating the heavily favored
Detroit Red Wings in four
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In Super Bowl XXX, the heavily favored
Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh
Steelers 27-17. Dallas cornerback Larry
Brown ices the game for the Cowboys with
the second of his two interceptions, and is
named MVP for his heroics.
Jeff Gordon, 24, dominates the
National Association for Stock
Car Auto Racing's Winston Cup,
winning 7 of NASCAR's 31 races
and earning $4.3 million in 1995,
a record for the sport.
The University of Nebraska
demolishes the University of
Florida, 62-24, in the 1996 Fiesta
Bowl to win their second
consecutive national college
football title and cap
Cornhuskers coach Tom
Osborne's 23rd season.
The Houston Rockets, led by
center Hakeem Olajuwon, win
their second consecutive
National Basketball Association
championship in June, sweeping
the series with the Orlando
Magic in four games.
champ Monica Seles, returning
to competitive play two years
after being stabbed at a
tournament in Germany, wins
the 1995 Australian Open.
The most controversial moves are
off the field this season as the
Cleveland Browns NFL franchise
announces its move to Baltimore
and the Houston Oilers announce
their move to Nashville.
In May 1995, Peter Blake's
I Team New Zealand in "Black
Magic 1" defeats Dennis
Conner's team in "Young
America" in the first 5-0 sweep
in the 1 44-year history of the
Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle, a
switch-hitter and one of the great
sluggers in baseball history, dies
of cancer on August 1 3. Mantle
hit 536 home runs in his 18-year
career and compiled a lifetime
batting average of .298.
The National Basketball Association fines the Chicago
Bulls $25,000 when Michael Jordan wears his previously
retired number 23 jersey for luck during championship
playoffs against the Orlando Magic in May 1 995.
The Atlanta Braves edge the
Cleveland Indians 1-0 in game
six to win the World Series on
October 28. Closing pitcher Mark
Wohlers leaps for joy.
German tennis star Steffi Graf,
who won three of five Grand
Slam titles in 1995, ends the
professional tennis season
ranked number one in the world.
National Basketball Association
referees strike against the league
for much of the autumn. Fill-in
officials spark complaints of
In September, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr.,
achieves a record-setting 2,131 consecutive games.
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Known for his temperamental
personality, his many tattoos and
his aggressive playing style,
basketball center Dennis
Rodman (91) debuts with the
Chicago Bulls after his trade
from the San Antonio Spurs.
For a record fifth straight time,
Miguel Indurain of Spain wins
the 22-day, 2,270-mile Tour de
France, the world's premier
bicycle race. On the 15th day of
the race, Italian road-race champ
Fabio Casartelli is killed in a
Betsy King wins her 30th
tournament on June 25 and
gains entry to the Ladies'
Professional Golf Association's
Hall of Fame, one of the most
difficult attainments in sports.
Quarterback Dan Marino of the
Miami Dolphins sets four life-
time passing records during the
1995 football season: 47,003
yards, 342 touchdowns, 3,686
completions and 6,467 attempts.
Former LA. Lakers point guard
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
announces a return to
basketball in January 1996.
Johnson retired in 1991
when he discovered he was
The Northwestern University
Wildcats — long a gridiron
laughingstock — pile up ten
victories in 1995 and go to the
Rose Bowl lor the first time
In his first fight in four years,
former world heavyweight
champ Mike Tyson disposes of
challenger Peter McNeeley in
89 seconds. Tyson, who in
March finished a three-year jail
term for a rape conviction,
earns $25 million for the
August boxing match.
Pete Sampras, winner of the
1995 men's singles
championships at Wimbledon
and the U.S. Open, ends the
professional tennis season with
a number-one world ranking.
Master of the sinking fastball
and still learning to speak
English, L.A. Dodgers pitcher
Hideo Nomo, formerly with
the Kintetsu Buffaloes in
Japan, is named Rookie of
the Year. Nomo is the
player to join the U.S.
major leagues, and the
, first All-Star.
The most recent fad in purses
takes the form of small
spreads to the
pet world. Doting
pet owners buy
bottled water for
Fluffy and beef-
water for Spot.
Diners are treated to variations
on theme cafes, as Hard
Rock Cafe is joined by Fashion
Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Harley-
Davidson Cafe, and London's
sip coffee and
A first in w
popular history of
M&M's candies: a new blue
M&M joins the colorful candy-
Americans consume culture and history
as attendance at America's 8,000
museums climbs to 600 million people per
year, more than movie, theater, and sports
Logo-wear reaches a new level
of sophistication. Among the
reigning makers of athletic wear,
only Nike can spark recognition
without the use of its name.
Young people continue to folio
wide-leg jeans trend, forsaking
jeans for a loose baggy fit.
The tattoo craze leads to some-
but recent laser developments
people from being marked for
life. Pulsed laser light, a differe
wavelength for each color in thtl
tattoo, removes pigment witho
Girly things enjoy a surge in
popularity with young women,
who wear baby barrettes, knee
socks, tiny t-shirts, little jumpers,
and funky Maryjanes. and kid
around with "Hello Kitty"
Taking her place among
controversial talk-show hosts as
the "Oprah for the junior set,"
Ricki Lake speaks to such
concerns as, "Mom, when my
boyfriend gets out of jail, I'm
taking him back."
The angel message of "fear not"
strikes a deep chord with
Americans' yearning for spiritual
growth and comfort in a stressful
time. People enjoy angel
collectibles, angel sites on the
Internet, and angel books and
"Some pretty cool people drink milk" is the message carried by
high-profile ad campaign featuring a raft of popular celebrities
sporting a white upper lip on behalf of the healthy beverage. The
milk-moustache effect is created with latex, a rubber-based pain
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Ms. Gallus works behind the scenes.
Nick Hemeon dances the
Members of the Chorus sing during Graduation.
Jesse concentrates on his
Luis and Julissa have a good time at the Prom.
Ben sings while he dances at
Amy Carpentier makes a base hit.
Spring Time W 141
VARSITY BASEBALL Row 1: Sergio Marcucci, Mike Prymak, Steve Prymak, Frank Lenti,
Joel Trinque, Larry Benoit, Matt Stoever, Coach M. Marcucci. Row 2: Ruben Lopez, Josh
Trifone, Donald Wise, Sean Demers, Joe Lenti, Jeremy Taro, Ken Stewart, Steve LaCroix.
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7- 6 Gardner
2- 1 Quaboag
8- 7 Shepherd Hill
12-10 Bay Path
20- 1 N. Brookfield
3- 6 Bartlett
5- 4 Quaboag
4- 8 St. Barnard's
7- Shepherd Hill
7- 5 N. Brookfield
7- 4 St. Peter-Mar.
3- 1 Bartlett
5- 8 Tantasqua
7- 6 Plainfield
3- 9 St. Bernard's
1- 2 Northbridge
OVERALL: 1 1-6
JV BASEBALL Row 1: Gordon Lammert, Jonathan Payeur, Ryan Murphy, Jesse Plouffe,
Michael Corriveau, Joshua Stevens, Bryan Lomme, Josh Blanchette, Coach D. Centeno. Row
2: Tony Alicea, Sean Cronin, Jed Trifone, Shawn Taro, Carlos Maldonado, Derrick Wise.
VARSITY SOFTBALL Back Row: Nicole Tremblay, Jill Sexton, Jen Lamontagne, Coach
Kruczek, Naeema Arrastia, Carynne Thorn, Michelle Tremblay. Front Row: Nicole Presutti,
Kristen Mandeville, Jessy Jalbert, Viki Lesniewski, Heather Dufresne, Kelly O'Brien.
JV Softball Row 1: Michelle Sweeney, Amy Carpentier, Vanessa Vasquez, Stephanie Turenne.
Row 2: Lauren MacGilivray, Leslie Ferguson, Julie Taro, Patty Dupuis, Sherry Daniels, Saman-
Boys Tennis Row 1: Adam Travinski, Andy Lamica, David Rios, Tim
Wayne. Row 2: Coach Tenczar, Justin Cournoyer, Steve Snyder, Mo-
hammed Sherzai, Jonathan Cournoyer.
Girls Tennis Row 1: Beata Kowalski, Jessica Southard, Noi Boun-
phasaysonh, Tok Bounphasaysonh, Christina Majewski. Row 2:
Coach Gately, Mary Bounphasaysonh, Lauren Trifone, Stephanie
Lewis, Alison Trifone, Namone Khamphavong.
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Mr. Bishop shows his skills.
Superintendent Austin joins the chorus.
Ms. Varin is also musically inclined.
It's okay, they're just acting!
Student Life %& 145
Oscar Rivera enjoys himself at the
The 1996 Junior Senior
Prom was held at the
Crown Plaza Hotel in
Worcester, MA on May 31.
The buffet dinner was fur-
nished by the hotel, while
the Rice-Krispies Treats
were provided by the Ju-
nior Class. The song was
Open Arms, and about 100
people attended. Pictures
started at 6 o'clock and the
dance ended at midnight.
Steven Colon and Luis Aviles are having fun at their last SHS Prom wit!
advisor Ms. Callus.
Ruben Lopez dances the night
Arania Muniz and date Ryan
LaFleche pose together.
Chris Martin enjoys his Senior
Prom with his date Toni Colog-
Nicole Lazure dances the twist.
The Junior guys get some fresh air.
have some fun.
and Jose Pena
Kiley Payeur and date are doing
Karen Colbert and Christine Veshi
are smiling and having fun.
Senior Prom King
shows his skills.
Eleni and Jen are
Dary Lopez and Jason Roberts are
doing the Merengue.
Principal Bialy hands Chris Martin his band award.
Amy Parzych sings with the cho- Mr. Varin speaks of the Senior
rus on Class Day. athletes.
Class Day And Graduation
of Viki Lesniewski receives her var-
The Senior Class advisors open their gifts.
Mr. Bialy presents Luis with his Spanish medal.
Noi Bounphasaysonh leads the Mrs. Costello leads the chorus on
class. Graduation Day.
Mandy and Jason share one last Mr. Bialy presents Joe Lenti with
hug. an award.
The NHS presents Mrs. Poirier with a token of their appreciation.
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Joel Trinque walks Mrs. Varin to receive her gifts.
Laura Paquin receives a scholarship.
Southbridge High School Class of
1996 graduated on June 9 at 1
o'clock in the afternoon. The weather
was not too hot, nor did it rain so the
93 members of the class were able to
receive their diplomas outside in Mc-
Mr. Demers gives his son Sean a football
Luis Aviles and Nick Hemeon sing with the
chorus for the last time.
Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main StresJ
Marcos Rios receives h
Gereen Milner, Grace Milner, and Bridgette Thomas sing "We are the Music"